Drinkinbrews (35) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Regardless of the reputation this beer has, as a long time drinker of overall cheap brews, hereís what i have to say about Steel Reserve. First off, i wish iíd of started buying this beer sooner, as it undoubtedly gives you the best "bang" for your buck. At $2.19 per four pack of pint cans, it canít be beat in terms of price. Upon opening a can, youíre instantly overwhelmed by a heavily malty scent, completely overpowering any hops that may actually be in this beer. The head pours very weak and thin, and the beer is very pale in appearance. At 8.1% alcohol, you will definitley be feeling it after 2 of these. Taste is extremely malty and comparable to most other low quality/cheap brews, only with an extreme touch of malt.
Overall, i donít think itís as bad as itís made out to be, and i can see myself buying it regularly when in a financial pinch, as it does get the job done very well.
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz can after canoe trip. Drank from can. Aroma of sweet grain and booze. Taste of grain, booze, and sweet berries. Aweful! Especially after drinking all day IPA all day!
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
24 oz can 7/22/14 (7-11 DFW)-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn, grain, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is just another malt liquor.
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
The only occasional time I ever would buy this was when I was broker than broke in college and I had less than $4 to waste on a 4 pack. Itíll definitely get you buzzed, thatís why I bumped the overall score up from a "1" to a "2." Youíre welcome.
BLeRg (1) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
My blood sugar suddenly went through the roof a few months ago. I had been drinking Steel Reserve for years as a diebetic with no Iíll effect on my blood sugar. I slammed my diet down harder and harder until the last few weeks where. Iíve been eating only meat. A few months ago Miller bought Steel Reserve so they could pour a ton of sugar in it. I never would have found out if the store hadnít ran out of it. My blood sugar went back to normal and Iím off my medication again. I drink a different brand now, and I urge all diebetics to avoid Steel Reserve.
EDGEOFRS (1) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cheap as fuck and as soon as you taste it you start to feel buzzed cant beat it for the price it taste great at about 32 Fahrenheit or 1-2 Celsius if any warmer I always eat something spicy while drinking so I can keep the taste out of my mouth because Iíve been drinking it for three years now and Steel reserve above 50 degrees is still vomit inducing very bitter, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
ClutchMasterson (35) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 13, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Well had to do it. Classic for old school brew pounding. Not much smell other than metallic and malt. Flavor is classic malt liquor with a bread and malt taste. Not for the faint hearted,
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can from a gas station. Pours a super transparent golden with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of malts. Taste of watered down malts.
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
24oz can. Pours a clear golden color with a decent head thatfades quickly. Aroma is sweet with grain. Taste is similar with a candy sweetness and grass. Mild bitterness and a sweet sticky finish. Light body, smooth and much too sweet. I guess the sweetness is there to try and hide the ABV.
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
40 ounce bottle picked up in jest and then poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a translucent copper with a frothy white head of foam. Smells grainy and sweet with some grassy qualities. Despite the clear bottle, it has escaped getting skunked somehow. Taste is sweet and a little grassy. Not a whole lot to complain about, it just isnít really my thing. Big body with medium carbonation.
dcmike (1) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 STEEL RESERVE W/ A LIME - There are two kinds of beer drinking - serious craft brew joint visits (tour de beir) and everyday slogging. Corona (for example) strongly suggests a lime in the mix.
OK - if we are masking the critical factors with lime, then all bets are off. Are we "drinquing bier" or drinkiní? If the answer is #2, then relax, save the money, drop in a lime and ENJOY. With the addition of a lime, they all taste good. So - if Iím droppiní in a lime do I wannaí pay $9.00 or $3.88?
Iíve been drinking beer since Coors was only available in Colorado. Steel Reserve & lime is as good as any beer with lime. Save the money & get the buzz ,-\